Breakfast links: Off the rails
Red Line derailment: The overnight derailment of a train without passengers near the Rhode Island Ave. station damaged some track equipment halting service between Fort Totten and NoMa this morning. No one was injured in the derailment. (WTOP)
DC marijuana law looks OK : The District's medical marijuana program should be free from prosecution thanks to new federal guidelines for US attorneys. (Post)
Wage bill gets to Gray: The living wage bill aimed at large retailers will likely get to Mayor Gray today. Once the bill gets to his desk, he will veto or sign it within 10 days. (Wash. Times)
Americans drive less: The country as a whole and DC in particular continues to drive less than the year before and it looks like a sluggish economy is not to blame. (City Paper)
Court is not in session: DC's Youth Court helps keeps juveniles who commit minor crimes from recidivism but DC is not funding it past this week. (Atlantic Cities)
Within reach: Have you ever found the straps too high on Metro or the bus? A new invention could give you the extra reach you need on your commute. (Atlantic Cities)
And...: How did a CaBi bike get to Seattle? (DCist) ... What you should expect from transit this Labor Day weekend. (Post) ... Ever wanted to ask Tommy Wells anything? You might get your chance. (DCist)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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